December 2012

Special Report: Plant Design and Engineering

How do HPI innovations and best practices transform process engineering?

The cross-discipline integration of modeling and analysis tools can help select the best design options and ensure the safe and profitable operation of process plants.

Dhole, V., Aspen Technology; Beck, R., Aspen Technology Inc.

Chemical process simulators were first introduced to the market in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Beginning with that original modeling breakthrough, process engineering has undergone significant transformation over the years, catalyzed by advances and innovation in software, both within individual disciplines and also in the integration across the workflow. This continuous evolution has created tremendous value for many companies, resulting in capital and energy savings, increased safety and reliability, and optimized designs with dramatic improvements in engineering quality and productivity. This article outlines specific innovations and best practices, highlights examples of recent su

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